I would like to tell you that the reason I’ve not written an entry in months is due to some significantly productive venture on my part. I’d even be happy to use the excuse of being so hectically busy in my day-to-day life that I didn’t have a moment to spare for writing, blogging or being generally interesting. But sadly this isn’t the case. I’m just a lazy, absent blogger who has lost all her creative discipline.
I used to at least be able to boast that I wrote something, be it blog post, prose or poetry, every day no matter what. But for some reason this summer has brought out the worst of my procrastinatory nature (is “procrastinatory” a word? If not, it should be). I feel like I have a tiny voice in my head who, whenever I settle down in front of a word document, says, “Oh just leave it for a little bit and toodle about on the internet, go on! Go on, go on, go on, go on!”
Yes, I have Mrs. Doyle from Father Ted speaking from my subconscious. And just like Mrs. Doyle, this voice has become so insistent that I just can’t ignore her.
So it’s time to give Mrs. Doyle the boot.
Hopefully this signals the return to regular service, and please do give me virtual pokes, stern glances and lectures if I appear to have gone absent again for any length of time. Writing well takes time, effort and discipline like a regular workout for the mind. And I’ve gone creatively flabby in the last few months! I need to get back into mental shape!
In other news, since I last posted here I’ve moved house and got some fancy chickens. Don’t believe how fancy?
That’s some damned fancy chicken action right there. Just look at those feathery toes!